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Container shear (CNS 400 K)

Containershear CNS 400K


The advantages of the container shear as compared to common guillotine shears can be summarised as follows:

  • low specific investment and running costs
  • continual loading of the shear in the feed hopper with simultaneous ejection of the cut scrap - no pre-compaction by lids
  • Shear control carried out by grabber crane operator no additional operator needed
  • self-enclosed operation with integrated diesel engine
  • collection and transport by towing vehicle for transport containers or flat bed trailer
  • efficient one-man loading, cutting and removal from one or several container shears using a digger
  • little space required as compared to stationary shears
  • no assembly and foundation costs are needed for operation
  • does not require the usual clearance for operation as it is a mobile unit
  • thanks to the horizontal cut with a large guided blade carriage there is little wear
  • the forces working on the blade carriage always tend towards the centre, avoiding twisting forces
  • all inner surfaces have a Hardox-wear plate cover and therefore undergo less wear
  • the scrap is introduced from above, due to the movement of the pre-compressor the scrap automatically slips down and the cut scrap is pushed out of the front
  • Operating experience thanks to over 130 working container shears in German, Belgian and Austrian recycling companies among others.


The container shear is particularly suited to:

  • Operation at scrap yards without a power supply
  • as an additional unit when capacity is reached on other scrap shears
  • to prepare scrap for shredding
  • processing scrap at sources of waste generation
  • as a low cost alternative to guillotine shears when using several container shears beside one another with a scrap handling machine
  • as a processing unit for impurities in commercial waste that cannot be processed further by a shredder.

Technical information

The container shear is available in two designs. The technical data is as follows:

  Unit CNS 400 K CNS 320 K
Outer dimensions (LxWxH) m 5,3 x 2,5 x 2,7 5,9 x 2,5 x 2,45
Capacity t/h 6 - 10 4 - 7
Cutting force kN 4.000 3.200
Cutting width mm 1.600 1.400
Cutting length mm ~ 420 ~ 420
Blade hub mm 800 800
Cycle length Sec. 20 - 33 17 - 27
Diesel consumption l/h 0,8 - 1,2 1,2 - 1,5
Tank content (Diesel) l 160 160
Motor power kW 86/75 86/75
Total weight t 25 18

Further information can be found in our Brochures.